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Wednesday, 7 August, 2002, 15:43 GMT 16:43 UK
London gets sprint showdown
Marion Jones (left) will be out for revenge against Zhanna Pintusevich-Block (centre)
Pintusevich-Block was a surprise winner at the worlds
The long-awaited showdown between Marion Jones and Zhanna Pintusevich-Block will take place in London on 23 August.

The 100m race will top the bill at the Norwich Union Grand Prix at Crystal Palace.

And US Olympic champion Jones is out for revenge over Ukrainian Pintusevich-Block, who beat her to win the world title last year.


There is nothing between us now in terms of times
Pintusevich-Block

"I think this is the match up that everybody wants to see," said Pintusevich-Block.

"Everybody remembers our race in the worlds and I see no reason why I should not come to London and beat her again.

"There is nothing between us now in terms of times."

But the pair may not have everything their own way, as a top-class support field will also be competing.

Bahamian Commonwealth Games winner Debbie Ferguson will be at Crystal Palace, as will Jamaican Tayna Lawrence and Chryste Gaines, of the USA.

Jones and Pintusevich-Block will meet again a week later in Brussels at the Ivo Van Damme Memorial meeting - another Golden League event.

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